Theatrical

A Poem

J.D. Harms
Sep 21, 2020 · 1 min read
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Pushed ahead
into the land where the ink stains stink
and sting
and won’t leave my fucking head alone
As if
in all the world I was looking for a hollow
crack
to call myself surrounded raising hands
to surrender

But these are
the frailer tattoos of the breathing fiction
the roundhouses
of circumstances that are and never were
born for it
The sleeping scales
of injustice that still go on gleefully singing
while the singe
on your forehead still won’t disappear

So what to make
out of this muck and mire of ineptitude
of selfish delight
stroking an ego that needs a good smack
We’ve gone with
the golem and we people this dark stretch
of puppetry
with all the verve of blocks of wood

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J.D. Harms

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Former hairstylist, perpetual philosophy student, swallowed by poetry, writing, ideas

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Former hairstylist, perpetual philosophy student, swallowed by poetry, writing, ideas

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